Thursday, August 13, 2009

DIY Makeover: Sunday Black

Another example of looking good in pretty much the same color, head to foot: This a reasonable facsimile of what I wore Sunday, except the tee shirt is exactly the shirt I wore. I know the shirt looks plain and casual, but, somehow, on me, it looks dressy. Can't explain it.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

DIY Makeover: Summer Brown

So I've been working on my style, and here is a sample of what I've discovered looks good on me:

This outfit is very similar to what I'm wearing today. The cardigan I have actually has embroidered flowers on the front in green, blue, and tan, and, while I haven't worn it yet today, I will take it along tonight to Worship Team Practice, in case the air conditioning is a little too persuasive.

I've found that for me, wearing basically all one color makes me look really sharp. It's not really "cool," since this season we're all about that "pop of color," but there it is.

Since I've discovered Polyvore, I think I'll do more of this. Won't that be fun!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sweet, Hot Summer Time

Snippets from my summer thus far:

--Tanking on the Cedar River with friends.

--Exploring Fort Hartsuff, with the same friends

--Eating fresh sweet corn

--Celebrating with MB3 on his new motorcycle license (by eating fancy ice cream).

--Helping LovelyDaughter with her new "fitness program"--lose 12 pounds and tone your abs!--one that no one else wants to try, since it involves an unidentified bacteria, and includes sleeping on the bathroom floor. (I use the word "sleeping" very loosely.) Fortunately, she's fine now, and aside from JD, everyone else escaped.

--Making fried okra for the first time and having it turn out!

--Reading detective novels by Dorothy Sayers and Ngaio Marsh. It's been refreshing, because I haven't done any "real", i.e., "new", reading for quite a while; that is, I've only done the kind of reading you do to help yourself fall asleep, which is light, familiar stuff I've read many times already. That's the kind for sleeping tonic, because it's warm and friendly and it doesn't matter if you fall asleep in the middle.

--Praying for friends this week over the tragic death of a thirteen-year-old friend of their family. We were shocked at the news; we had just spent a day tanking with our friends and this boy. And that's really all I want to say about that.

----Birthday party/Barbecue/Swim party at which I got to wear my brand new swim suit; and I can report that it does me very well on the water slide, but not so much when I use the diving board... :)